I wouldn’t blame you if you mistook this new BMW for the 5 Series because it has inherited quite a lot of its genes. What this is in fact is the new 7th generation 3 Series which according to BMW has so much going for it that it will put its immediate competition in more than a spot of bother. Let’s take a look at what the fuss is all about!!
I’ll save the numbers for another day, but I will tell you that apart from looking like a scaled down 5 Series, the new 3 Series is longer, wider, slightly taller, gets an extended wheelbase and extended track widths.
Just like its other siblings the car now gets a larger kidney grille, LED headlamps with L-shaped daytime running lights, while BMW will offer laser lights as optional. BMW's famed Hofmeister kink makes it on the new 3 as well but is now a part of the C-pillar instead of the door. Another interesting detail is the self-levelling hub caps on the wheels. At the rear, the car gets new wraparound taillights that add to a wider appearance to the car.